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US Treasury Department Blacklists 20 Bitcoin Addresses Tied to Alleged North Korean Hackers

The U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Asset Control has added 20 new bitcoin addresses associated with two individuals to its list of sanctioned individuals.According to an update to OFAC's "Specially Designated Nationals" (SDN) list, Jiadong Li and Yinyin Tian are accused of being linked to the Lazarus Group, a

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Belgian Regulator Blacklists Another 9 Crypto Websites Suspected of Fraud

Belgium’s Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) has made an additional update to its blacklist of cryptocurrency-related websites associated with fraud.On Oct. 29, Belgium’s financial watchdog updated its list of cryptocurrency trading platforms for which it has detected indications of fraud, by adding nine new suspect sites, bringing the

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US Treasury Blacklists Bitcoin Addresses Affiliated with Chinese Drug Lords

Three Chinese nationalists have been charged under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). The accused were using cryptocurrencies for money laundering.According to the allegations, the three manufactured and

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UK Financial Watchdog Blacklists Clones of Two Major Financial Firms

The British Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned investors of a fraudulent company posing as the Swiss Investment Corporation, an FCA-authorized firm offering crypto investments, and another company that is a clone of Goldman Sachs, the regulator announced on June 14.The financial regulator has blacklisted a firm operating under

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Google Reportedly Blacklists ‘Ethereum’ as a Google Ad Keyword, Startup Claims

Google (Alphabet Inc.) has reportedly blacklisted keywords mentioning Ethereum (ETH) on its advertising platform Google Ads, smart contract auditing startup Decenter tweeted on Jan. 10.The official Google Ads account replied to the tweet stating that cryptocurrency exchanges targeting the United States and Japan can be advertised on the platform, and

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French Financial Regulator Blacklists Four Crypto Websites for Unauthorized Offerings

The French stock market watchdog, the Financial Markets Regulator (AMF), has blacklisted four crypto-related websites for unauthorized investment offerings, according to an official statement published Friday, Dec. 14.The AMF announcement notes nine companies that are allegedly operating without necessary regulatory approval, including four crypto-related firms.In the announcement, the stock market

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Bitly Blacklists Crypto-Related Links Of Andreas Antonopoulos

Andreas Antonopoulos, the bestselling author and Bitcoin advocate, recently asked the web-link shortening service Bitly to explain the reason for blacklisting his crypto-related links. A dedicated Bitcoin (BTC) enthusiast and also a self-proclaimed computer geek, Antonopoulos has also authored “Mastering Bitcoin.” Antonopoulos’ latest books comprise of hundreds of crypto-related links It

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